Arnson has been painting for over a decade. She and her husband moved to Garrett County in 1987. Prior to the move, she was a teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. She has studied watercolor painting with Alexis Lavine, Jim McNeil, David Daniels, and Frederick Graff. She has been involved with The Gallery Shop in Oakland since its beginning in 2000 and serves on the Board of Directors for Garrett County Arts Council. She also belongs to Western Maryland Watercolor Society and Allegany Arts Council. In addition to watercolor, Arnson creates monotypes, collage, and photography.
“Watercolor for Real Beginners” is a workshop designed for people who have never painted but want to give it a try. Day One is an introduction to supplies and painting a color wheel. Day Two is painting along with the instructor. Day Three is using one of the student’s photos of choice to paint a picture.
The workshop will be held at The Discovery Center of Deep Creek Lake State Park each day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The cost of the course is $75. Materials needed for the course can be purchased from the instructor for an additional $18 fee. Class size is limited to a small group so the instructor may give individualized attention to each student. Registrations are being accepted now. The deadline to register is July 1. For more information, call the Arts Council at 301-334-6580.